HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 c1082
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state why the spring session of the International Sugar Commission under the Brussels Convention has been postponed for two months; and if there is any reason why a report of the sessions, especially when it is so brief as the report of the proceedings in October last (Commercial, No. 3, 1906, Cd. 2813), should not be issued in future more promptly.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) The session of the Permanent Commission has been postponed for two months pending the receipt of further information by the Permanent Bureau and His Majesty's Government respecting the Brazilian sugar system. It is not possible to prepare the Report until the final proof of the record of proceedings is in the hands of the British delegate, but every effort will be made to issue it more promptly in future.